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Google manager gives NACC commencement address

By Staff Reports RAINSVILLE, Ala.—Mrs. Brenda Standridge, the future Site Manager for Google’s Widows Creek Data Center in Jackson County,

Police searching for missing Fort Payne teen

The Fort Payne Police Department needs your help in solving a missing person’s investigation. Police are looking for 16-year-old Hispanic

Rainsville Council ends 30+year relationship with city’s bank

By Joseph M. Morgan RAINSVILLE, Ala.—The Rainsville City Council voted last week to end a 30+year relationship with the city’s

DeKalb Legislators lead the charge against Obama transgender Directive

Featured image: A recent directive from the Obama administration, combined with the controversial changing of corporate policies, has fueled the debate

Shaw Industries to close Valley Head plant, 183 DeKalb County jobs displaced

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com VALLEY HEAD, Ala.— Shaw Industries Group Inc. announced this week that the company will be

DeKalb BOE changes policy for calculating student class rankings

Featured image: At their meeting this week, the DeKalb County Board of Education completely rewrote the formula for calculating student GPA

Collinsville High School announces change in location for tomorrow’s graduation ceremony

By Joseph M. Morgan Threats of bad weather force move of tomorrow’s 2016 CHS Graduation Ceremony to GSCC Cherokee Center COLLINSVILLE,

Hwy 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale underway

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.— The 18th Annual Hwy 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale kicked off yesterday,

Rainsville completes renovation to city annex

Featured image: Members of the Rainsville city government, DeKalb County Commission, Rainsville Chamber of Commerce, and Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter cut

District Attorney warns DeKalb: Kratom “supplement” now illegal

Featured image: Recently outlawed Kratom in its natural plant form By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.—Alabama Ninth Circuit